Highlights of Current and Emerging Standards -- Standards IG at Midwinter Nathan D.M. Robertson 11 Jan 2005 20:30 UTC
For those of you attending Midwinter, the ISSN, ONIX for Serials, and Serial Release Notification content of this LITA Interest Group session may be of special interest: _____________________________________________ Highlights of Current and Emerging Standards LITA's Standards Interest Group Meeting Saturday Jan 15th 4:30 - 5:30 PM Sheraton Boston, Back Bay Ballroom B Join us on Saturday at 4:30 for an exciting managed discussion on current and emerging library technology standards: ISSN Revision Regina Reynolds, Head of the National Serials Data Program at the Library of Congress, will discuss the current proposals under discussion in the international ISSN community for the revision of the ISSN. Can the ISSN be modified to serve as both a serial work identifier as well as a version identifier? How might any changes affect libraries? Regina will solicit our feedback to carry back to the ISO Working Group. ONIX for Serials and the JWP Tim Devenport, an independent project manager and consultant for the publishing industry, will present an overview of the progress on ONIX for Serials and the work of the NISO/EDItEUR Joint Working Party for the Exchange of Serials Subscription Information (the “JWP”). The ONIX for Serials messages will offer improvements in communicating among libraries, agents, and publishers about serial subscriptions. Serial Release Notification Ted Koppel, Linda Miller, and Helen Gbala, members of the Serial Release Notification subgroup of the JWP, will present an overview of the group's work. The SRN group has been working to codify an XML format that will fully and unambiguously identify the enumeration and chronology of a serial item for use in computer systems. But sometimes serials resist being described in a clear and unambiguous way! Other Standards News Jenny Walker, co-chair of the NISO Metasearch Initiative, will provide a brief update on the progress of this initiative. Mark Needleman, member of the NISO Networked Reference Services Standards Committee, will report on this standard development process. Pat Harris, Executive Director of NISO, will briefly highlight other important NISO activities and news. The Standards Interest Group meeting will be full of interesting standards news and opportunities to provide input into important standards initiatives. 4:30 PM on Saturday, Sheraton Back Bay B. Don't miss it!